was a British painter who was renowned as a maritime artist. His most famous paintings depict sailing ships, usually clippers or warships of the 18th and 19th centuries. By the 1930s he was considered one of the greatest living marine artists, whose patrons included two American Presidents, Dwight D Eisenhower and Lyndon B Johnson, as well as the British Royal Family.
-Montague Dawson - maritime artist 1895 - 1973
About Montague Dawson: The British Artist, Montague Dawson was born in Chiswick, London in 1895. Much of his childhood was spent on Southampton Water where he was able to indulge his interest in the study of ships. For a brief period around 1910 Dawson worked for a commercial art studio in Bedford Row, London , but with the outbreak of the First World War he joined the Royal Navy. Montague Dawson Paintings are featured in the Royal Naval Museum and the National Maritime Museum.